GRATEFUL FOR INSPIRING PEOPLE & BEAUTIFUL PLACES
t’s yet another sunny, fresh fall morning in the city of angels. The smoke from the recent tragic fires has cleared and there’s a refreshing energy swirling around the people walking in the long shadows of the morning sun. The recent California fires were some of the worst in history, and so many people lost their homes and some even lost their lives. I can’t imagine how sad and difficult it must be for the victims of the fires. The one thing that humans have after loss is hope. Hope gives people the strength and inspiration to rebuild and change their lives. The one thing that is constant is change. It’s hard when life forces us to change but it can also be a choice.
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” -G A I L S H E E H Y
Here’s to growing and changing! This is our 11th issue of LEFAIR! We’ve been creating content and sharing stories for almost three years now. I founded LEFAIR because after years of being a photographer and creative director, I wanted to collaborate and connect with talented individuals to create engaging content and inspire readers with fashion and travel visuals, articles and interviews. Celebrating and sharing incredible people’s stories, travel destinations and fashion is exciting to me. We have been fortunate to connect and grow with our circle of creatives, brands, talent, PR companies and readers. We are grateful for our collaborations with stellar hotels, resorts, and transportation companies that have enabled us to explore and feature beautiful destinations around the world. In 2018, Team LEFAIR traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Venice, Tuscany, Paris, and Palm Springs. We already have some exciting adventures lined up for 2019! We believe that fashion and travel go hand in hand, so for all of our travels, we also incorporate fashion shoots, a perfect cross promotion of fashion and travel.
In this issue, we’re excited to share a blissful hotel in Palm Springs, La Serena Villas, owned by an inspiring and entrepreneurial spirited man, Lars Viklund. During our visit to the desert oasis, we had the chance to drink and dine at some of the city’s best hot spots, as well as shoot a fashion story, Postcards From Palm Springs. Recently an Uber driver told me a quote, “Music is a microcosm of spirituality.” We love to feature musical artists and Afrojack, Bringin It Back makes us want to dance our asses off! Our cover shoot with the sweet and kind Madison Pettis took place at the iconic Sheats-Goldstein residence. Madeline Rosene’s interview with James Goldstein tells the story about the man behind the house in All that Glitters is Goldstein. The Goldstein residence is a fascinating place. It perfectly maintains all that is good from the past and masterfully blends it with what good the future has in store. By the way, you have to put going to Club James on your bucket list! This epic nightclub looks like Frank Lloyd Wright designed a set for Star Trek. LEFAIR is inspired to follow suit with James Goldstein and his estate: keep the best parts of the past, while building something better for the future. We’re gearing up to launch the NEW and Improved LEFAIR in 2019! Get ready for a tasty blend of the true beauty of a traditional travel, fashion and lifestyle magazine, and the future of digital media, content creation, influencer marketing and e-commerce. Playing on the intersection of old and new, and loving what we do! It’s almost Thanksgiving, which most people’s favorite holiday because it’s the holiday that celebrates gratitude and time with family and friends. I want to express my gratitude all of the incredibly talented and gifted contributors and Team LEFAIR who have worked with us over the years. It takes a village, and it’s so exciting to share a collaboration of works on our platform and with the world. If you have read all the way to this last paragraph, thank you for taking the time to read this! You, the reader, makes this all worthwhile. Have a wonderful holiday, and don’t forget tell people you love them and to be grateful because…
“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.” - UNKNOWN
With Gratitude, Tracy Kahn